Nwajiuba made the announcement at a Ministry of Education conference in Abuja on Thursday.
Sonny Echono, the ministry's Permanent Secretary, represented the minister, who stated that work on the expanded compensation system was nearing completion.
He also revealed that work on the President's other promised incentives for the 2020 World Teachers' Day was nearing completion.
Other incentives, he added, included compensation, housing, training, and extending the service year from 35 to 40.
“The President has approved the higher compensation structure, and we will complete it very soon,” Echono stated.
“It was specifically approved by the President to take effect in 2022.
We are working tirelessly to guarantee that teachers receive the compensation they deserve by January 2022.
“We are speeding up the implementation process so that by the end of the year, we will be able to inform Mr. President that all of the incentives he has approved are ready to go.”
“The President has taken the lead by approving a far-reaching and revitalizing program for the teaching profession in this country, which includes many soft incentives,” he continued.
“All that is needed now is for other stakeholders, such as state governors, the National Assembly, and others, to join in on this initiative and guarantee that it is implemented smoothly.
“For example, we're sick of hearing about how long states owe teachers salary.
“It's a crime. As a result of the new initiative, we now have incentives to attract and retain the brightest minds in education. All welfare issues, such as housing, training and retraining, increased remuneration, and allowances, are addressed.”
He praised Nigerian teachers for making sacrifices despite the numerous problems they encounter in their jobs.
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